This date always held a great significance to me. It does now too but its not really an important day for me now.
There is this girl Natasha whose birthday happens to fall on this day.
Natasha and me were best friends in school. We were together since kindergarten. I still remember going for her birthday parties. Her mom is such a sweet lady. She used to pick me up from my house for the party and also drop me back. The party wouldn’t even start if i wasn’t there. She would not let even a game to be played if i wasn’t around. I was like part of her family. Even her uncles and aunts knew me.
In 6th standard she chose a different subject and hence her class got changed. We still used to make it a point to meet during the 15-min break time we got. Slowly she started making new friends. She would be busy anytime i would go to her class.
Eventually it so happened that for years she never called me for her birthday parties also.
We were in the same school till 12th. Then in 12th we happened to join the same tutions for Maths. So we used to meet quite often then. But the closeness was clearly not there. Then it was her big day again that year. Suprisingly she invited me. Yes, it was quite a suprise for me.
I had always considered her special and still did so i did go for the party. But, sigh. I felt akward and alone. I am the person who can mix up with people really well. But when you clearly see that you are being left out one can’t really do anything about it,yeah ! She had found new friends probably who were more fun than me.
And yes money was the factor somewhere which affected this friendship too..
Yesterday was her day yet again. I sent across my wishes. In the the evening i was in a mall and happened to meet her aunt. It was after years we met. She did recognise me. it was nice to meet her and also i got to know about Natasha too. Felt really good.
Now i do get to know what is going on to the extent of Facebook updates. But i guess some people can be too busy to get in touch with their ‘old’ friends. SO busy that a message or a post goes easily ignored.
Anyways, i wish the best for her and may she get what she wants 🙂